Thursday, September 1, 2011

Homemade English Muffins

I ran across this recipe for vegan English Muffins a few months ago.  It sounded so good to me because I try to make everything safe for String Beane and he is REALLY allergic to milk.  He has no trouble eating beef, it is just an issue with cow's milk.  So we call him the meat eating vegan. 

Any the who, I tried this recipe and it is fantastic!  There is no way to tell that you are not using dairy in the making of these beautiful things.  I assume that you could substitute dairy products for the dairy-free products and it would be great too.  If you try that let me know.  I have hope that one day String beane will outgrow his allergy and I will be cooking with milk again.  Until then, I am all over these vegan english muffins.

This is the beautiful finished product with some margarine and strawberry jelly.  Yum!

1 cup dairy free milk (I used soy)
1 Tablespoons white sugar
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
1/4 cup margarine 
4 1/2 - 6 Cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

In a sauce pan, combine the milk, sugar, salt, and margarine.  Warm the mixture over low heat until the margarine melts and sugar and salt dissolves.  Remove from heat.  In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water for about 5-10 minutes.  Add the milk mixture and 4 cups of the flour to the yeast and water.  Mix, adding additional flour 1/2 cup at a time as needed until a soft dough forms.  Knead dough for 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.  Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour.

Punch down the dough.  Roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick.  Cut large rounds with a biscuit cutter.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Sprinkle paper with cornmeal and set the rounds on this to rise.  Sprinkle the tops of muffins with cornmeal.  Cover and let rise for 45 minutes.

Heat a greased griddle over medium heat.  Cook the muffins on the griddle until lightly browned.  About 5-7 minutes each side.
I cooked five at a time for 5 minutes.  Then I flipped them.
And I cooked them for 5 minutes on this side.
Then I split it open and toasted it.
I slathered it with margarine and strawberry jelly.  I got hungry taking pictures so I took a bite.  Delish!

Mr. Homegrown and I love to eat these for breakfast or a late night snack with our coffee.  The little beanes don't like it like that so much.  I split them open and made lunch for Butter beane and Jelly beane today.
They ate pizza and thought I was cool.
I packaged these up to give to a friend tomorrow.  I hope she likes them.  I hope you will try these and love them too.  Vegan or not, which I am not, these are great English Muffins!  

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  1. Those are adorable! And way easier than I would have every thought. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper! Love to see new faces. Please stop back anytime.

    Everyday Mom's Meals

  2. I really admire people who can make their own bread. I can't imagine being able to pull these off but you did a great job! They look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  3. Yummy!! I love english muffins. I would love it if you linked this up on my blog party, Makin' You Crave Monday, over at!

  4. love english muffins I believe I would love them even more if I could make them myself :) come see me at

  5. These do look beautiful! Thanks for linking at Make a Food-"e"-Friend Monday. Love your blog, too. Have a great week!

  6. Those are good looking English Muffins! I don't make breads often because i am not good with yeast and waiting :-) I just might have to try these though!

  7. English muffins are the best! And a dairy-free recipe to boot! Thanks so much for linking up to Homemaker Monday!

  8. LOL @ meat eating vegan! I love that! I have made English Muffins before with success but these look so much puffier! They look yummier than my attempt! I will try these out the next time the kids ask for them!

  9. Pinned this to make very soon. Looks delish.

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  10. I am making these and soon. They look great.

  11. Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. These look just like what I remember from the States (you can't find english muffins here). Unfortuntaly, too labor intensive for a lazy cook like myself. But kudos to you! I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by

    I hope you have a great week!

  12. Oh, I'm excited about this recipe. I love english muffins.

    I'd love to have you share this and any other of your amazing posts over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by...

    Tara @Trendy Treehouse

  13. I have seen these linked up around "town" and was going to come over to see them and BAM I see them linked up to the Tea Party was so happy!! This is quite a good post, they look and I am sure taste so great...spread w/ a little jam and YUM! Pinned for sure! Take care and hope to see you again..BTW LOVE your blog cute

  14. Your muffins look great! I'm not vegan, but I want to eat these.

  15. I have never tried making my own before. Those look delish!

  16. It looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  18. Funny, I never knew that was how you made english muffins. I assumed it was all done in an oven. Well, I'm "pinning" this for future use. I prefer english muffins over regular toast and my kids like anything pizza-related!

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  19. Oh my gosh- I have never thought about making english muffins myself- I bet that they are delicious! They look amazing!! Thank you for sharing this at our Strut Your Stuff Link Party! We hope that you will join us again tomorrow!!
    Camille @

  20. These look delicious! I've been wanting to make English Muffins for a while too!

  21. Featured you tonight!!

  22. Hi Mamie,
    These Muffins look awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. These look delicious. I've been wanting to make these for a while and your pictures just put this recipe on my to-make list this week. How sweet of you to package them to share. What a yummy gift.

    Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.


  24. I have been wanting to make english muffins. They look so easy! Thank you for linking to Fat Camp Friday. Enjoy your weekend!

  25. Those look better than the ones in the grocery store. Marking them to try. Thanks

  26. Looks good.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  27. Looks great! The mini pizzas were my favorite as a kid. Thanks for linking up at the Rhinestone Beagle. Can't wait to see what you have for next week.

  28. Wow! Your English Muffins look absolutely incredible! Thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."! I'm featuring your post on my Facebook page today.


  29. yummy! These look so good!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

  30. Me again...just wanted to let you know that your post was one of the main features on my party this week as well. Feel free to drop by, link-up, and grab a "featured on" button!


  31. Thank you so much for linking up on Whisking Wednesdays this week. I'm actually going to make this in the next day or two as I am allergic to dairy (though I eat it too often) and am in love with baking any bread product. This sounds so good and looks perfect!

    I hope you'll come back again this week and link up another recipe or two!

  32. Thank you for linking up with me!

    I love English muffins and have been nervous about trying to make them. I'm not really sure why, but I'm positive I'd screw them up!

  33. Yummy, I love English muffins!

  34. i've been totally educated (and tempted) after browsing your blog. how cool is that?
    Thanks for sharing. i'm officially having a doughnut making party (thanks to your recipe) and now we might have to have one with english muffins, too!